Skip to comments.Alyssa Milano Excludes Senator Ted Cruz From “Group Hug”
Posted on 06/22/2017 3:12:02 PM PDT by drewh
Alyssa Milano excluded Sen. Ted Cruz from a virtual group hug. On Tuesday, the politically active actress tweeted, Group hug. Get in to her more than 3 million followers after Jon Ossoff lost the special Congressional election in Georgia to his Republican challenger Karen Handel. Then on Thursday, as senate Republicans introduced their new healthcare bill, with which Cruz has taken some issue, he retweeted Milano with the message, We all need a hug, along with a winking emoji.
But the Charmed star wasnt having it. Milano replied to the Texas senator, Not you, @tedcruz. Youre not invited, also with a winking emoji. Twenty minutes later, Milano tweeted a more conciliatory message. She wrote, @tedcruz but anytime you want to get together to talk about your duty to your constituents, Id love to chat. People before party. Cruz has not responded to Milanos initial diss or subsequent offer to discuss issues.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Handel defeated Ossoff despite Hollywood stars, including Milano, urging their followers to vote for the young Democrat. Leading up to Tuesdays special election, the actress repeatedly tweeted the hashtags, #flipthe6th, referring to the suburban Atlanta district that was up for grabs, as well as the more cheeky #VoteYourOsoff. In the end, though, Ossoff lost in what became the most expensive Congressional race in history, while Handel became the first female Republican to hold a seat in the House of Representatives.
Earlier on Thursday, Republican senators introduced a new healthcare bill known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, but Cruz and a number of his colleagues, including Rand Paul, noted they would not vote in favor of it in its current iteration. They said they were open to negotiation. And while they felt it was an improvement to our current situation, Cruz and the other senator felt it doesnt go far enough to repeal Obamacare and lower [Americans] healthcare costs.
See the actress and the senators tweets below. Gossip Cop will update if Cruz and Milano further engage on Twitter.
Gee, I bet he’s really devastated about that.
Nothing funnier than a Democrat saying “people before party”.
What absolute juveniles these people are.
Alyssa Milano may have foolishly donated all her funds to Ossoff, because she is reportedly bankrupt and suing her former business manager.
Just kidding about the donations, I assume she does just the “in kind” Hollywood bombastic preaching for candidates, probably doesn’t write many checks. Which is good, because she really is broke, apparently.
Tough to be a B-list TV has-been living beyond your means, Alyssa!
She’s qualified to talk policy with Sen. Cruz because.......? She was on a s***ty TV show and she managed to run her finances into bankruptcy?
Well, Handel IS the first female Republican from Georgia to be elected to the US House of Representatives. She even said so during her acceptance speech.
Ted’s not good at group hugs, he elbowed his wife in the face last time he tried.
>>Not you, @tedcruz. Youre not invited,
Well, that probably saved Cruz from a lifetime of herpes.
What a shame, Laz would love to hit that.
shes just gonna write it off on her taxes...
So D-List at best? Never watched that show.
Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to hold national office in the United States. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives by the state of Montana in 1916, and again in 1940. She was a Progressive pacifist but she was still the first female Republican.
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